FCO Crest

UK in Ethiopia

17th June 2016 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

World Blood Donor Day 2016

This week we celebrated World Blood Donation day. Giving blood is one of the most powerful acts you can do to help other people in society. It is quite a feeling to know that you might save someone’s life in an emergency, help a mother in a difficult pregnancy, or support someone who is having […]

Read more | Reply (1)

28th April 2016 Addis Ababa

Susanna Moorehead

by Susanna Moorehead

British Ambassador to Ethiopia

HM Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday and Commemorating Shakespeare

I was pleased to welcome a large number of guests to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday,  at the British Ambassador’s Residence. The Queen’s Birthday party or QBP, as we call it in the Embassy, is an event hosted by all posts across the world to celebrate and cement relations between the UK and the corresponding country. This year we […]

Read more | Reply (1)

28th April 2016 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Did you know? UK-Ethiopia Profile of the Month

Major- General Orde Charles Wingate The Second World War hero and a British army officer, Major- General Orde Charles Wingate, was born on 26 February 1903, in Naini Tal, near Almora, in Kumaon, India. Most of Wingate’s childhood was spent in England. For the first 12 years of his life, he socialized primarily with his siblings. […]

Read more | Reply

22nd March 2016 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Shakespeare’s Hamlet for Refugees in Djibouti

By Ruth Bradley-Jones Can you imagine two journeys more different?  That of 3000 Yemeni refugees http://ow.ly/ZNIbB fleeing conflict in their homeland across the 30 mile stretch of water to the dessert in Djibouti; and the 260,000 miles and 160 countries travelled by the London company of the Shakespeare’s global tour of Hamlet http://ow.ly/ZNP11. But in […]

Read more | Reply

9th March 2016 Addis Ababa

Susanna Moorehead

by Susanna Moorehead

British Ambassador to Ethiopia

International Women’s Day – 08 March 2016

Powerful and influential women are part of every country’s history, and Ethiopia is no exception. Empress Taytu Betul, was arguably Ethiopia’s most influential women in modern times. She was more than a match for her husband, Menelik II, the renowned commander and military strategist. Historians have drawn attention to the key role she played in […]

Read more | Reply (4)

23rd November 2015

Greg Dorey

by Greg Dorey

Diplomat

Hygienic sanitation would avoid unnecessary deaths

Poor sanitation threatens everyone’s health. It is sad to hear that an astonishing 2.4 billion people throughout the world do not have access to a toilet and have to practice open defecation. November is considered a very special month in Ethiopia regarding sanitation. I’m sure that visitors would have observed the sky over Addis full of […]

Read more | Reply (1)

6th November 2015

Greg Dorey

by Greg Dorey

Diplomat

Ethiopia – a huge opportunity for UK investment

Two weeks ago all UK eyes were on China’s State visit to the UK. But the Chinese weren’t the only ones in town building commercial ties. It was also a week for Ethiopia in London, with a number of events where Ethiopia showcased their recent economic success and future potential. I joined Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister […]

Read more | Reply

29th September 2015

Greg Dorey

by Greg Dorey

Diplomat

Social Media & Ethiopia: a discussion with some top ‘influencers’

Digital Diplomacy is a key part of our work in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. We are encouraged to use social media and become closer to our audiences, to engage with and listen to them – it helps us reach a much wider range of stakeholders than through traditional methods of diplomacy. I started […]

Read more | Reply

11th September 2015

Greg Dorey

by Greg Dorey

Diplomat

Enkuan Aderesachihu! (Happy New Year)

The Ethiopian New Year is an important part of the unique and beautiful Ethiopian culture. It has always been a pleasure for me to be here at this time of year and witness this enjoyable experience. I have served as the UK Ambassador to Ethiopia for approaching four years now. And this Ethiopian New Year […]

Read more | Reply

15th July 2015

Greg Dorey

by Greg Dorey

Diplomat

Ethiopia hosting FFD3: A testament to progress in eradicating poverty

Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, is delighted; it has been preparing for months to welcome the 5000 or so high profile international guests (including Heads of States, Ministers and other special representatives of countries) attending the Third Financing for Development Conference (FFD3). And so far, so very good! The UK’s delegation, led by Justine […]

Read more | Reply

Page 1 of 121234...Last »

Follow UK in Ethiopia